I Won’t Sell Nigeria’s Assets If Elected -Nwanyanwu

I Won’t Sell Nigeria’s Assets If Elected -Nwanyanwu

By Caleb Ishaya

As the forthcoming presidential election draw closer, the presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has said that if elected, he will not sell Nigeria’s assets.

He said this on over the weekend in Abuja at the public unveiling of the updated 80-page manifesto and party campaigns ahead of this year’s elections.

He said his administration would sell petrol for less than N100 per litre without subsidy as he would prioritise fixing the refineries to work, beyond promises if elected.

Nwanyanwu, who is also the national chairman of the ZLP, said he would abolish the country’s paper currency and turn them into coins to encourage cashless policy and tackle corruption.

On the possibility of reviving the refineries and other comatose national assets rather than selling them to individuals and corporate organisations he said, “I won’t sell any national or government asset, I will revamp them and make them work. They sold the national assets to themselves and that worsened the situation.”

He also promised to rebrand the Police Force by reviewing personnel salaries, giving them free accommodation and providing free for their children He said: “This will reduce bribery and corruption in the Police Force.”

He said his administration will ensure that Nigeria reverts to the old National Anthem, because “both in content and essence, it is much more fitting and encompassing of our diversity and burning desire to achieve unity, integration and progress.” He said.

The presidential candidate further vowed to re-direct and re-invigorate the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme by totally removing corps members from cities and other urban centres to the hinterland in order to make the service community-based.

He further said that “Corps Members, both male and female, shall also be subjected to a 6-month compulsory military training, and subsequently most of them will be posted to policing and other law-enforcement/security-related duties.

He said his government will reintroduce the coin to replace the 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Naira Notes.

This according to him, “is aimed at curbing corruption as the sheer weight of the coin will help to check primitive accumulation. This policy will be underpinned by a cashless economy for seamless transactions at the formal and informal sectors. A coin transaction will also protect the legal tender from fragility usually occasioned by abuse.”

On the issue of security bedevilling the nation, Nwanyanwu said his government will place a high premium on the urgent need to safeguard and protect the lives and property of citizens with the requisite political will and policies.


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